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Paddy Gerver

It was a warm sunny day in Plymouth when Tony Bell caught up with Paddy Gervers – one half of the comedy duo that is known as Jonny and The Baptists.  What followed was a very serious conversation about comedy and political satire.  Their show “Eat The Poor” is very …

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Clare Teal

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to talk to Clare Teal recently. Despite the vagaries of both fixed and mobile communications contriving against us,  we discovered that she once played in a punk band! We had to re-arrange this interview because you caught the dreaded lurgy so my …

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Matt Watson

Keen observers of our banner adverts will have seen us promoting The Endless Coastline tour by Matt Watson.  (That’s it, just up there over Matt’s picture ↑ ).    It is a music tour with a difference, no stadium dates, no trucks full of gear and roadies swilling beer.   This …

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Dan Walsh

Ahead of his gigs in Norwich and Halesworth Tony Bell had a chat with banjo player Dan Walsh about his new album ‘Verging on the Perpendicular’ and the background to some of the tracks on it. It has been a while since we last spoke -what have you been up …

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Imelda May

Many fans were taken aback by the publicity shots for the forthcoming Imelda May tour, which kicks off in Ipswich this week.   Gone was the rock-a-billy hair, the loud colours and the makeup.  Instead what we were seeing was the real Imelda May in black and white. The change of …

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Paul Carrack

An ever in-demand musician’s musician, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Paul Carrack has enjoyed a career in music which spans more than 40 years. He brings his 2017 tour to the Ipswich Regent Theatre on 11th March.   GrapevineLIVE’s Graham Cleaver chatted to him recently about the tour, recording, and his impressive CV  …

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Ray Davies

It is the captivating story of how The Kinks rose to stardom during the Swinging Sixties, and the Olivier Award-winning show Sunny Afternoon is coming to Norwich Theatre Royal for one week only from April 11-15. The Kinks front man Ray Davies talks to John Bultitude about the UK tour …

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Patch and The Giant

I had the pleasure of chatting with Angie Rance of Patch and the Giant recently.   If, like me, you have never come across this band you will have two opportunities to see them in our region soon.  Firstly at Cambridge folk Club at the Golden Hind and then at The …

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Mike McClean

Before Christmas we had a chat with Mike McClean who was playing the jester in Ipswich Regent’s Panto, Sleeping Beauty. The jester is back at the Regent on the 14th January in his own show, so naturally we had to talk about what makes people laugh. What is the biggest change …

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Ella Gilling

Ella Gilling is playing the Princess in Sleeping Beauty at Ipswich Regent this year.  Not only is this her first ever Panto role but she hasn’t ever seen a Panto – oh no she hasn’t!  Ella took time out from rehearsals to talk to us. I heard rumour that you’ve …

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